The Official Waiheke Island Tourism Site

Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand

Onetangi Beach Races

Tourism Waiheke - OBR


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Sealegs Onetangi Beach Races was last held in March 2021

Don't miss this amazing, family fun day at one of Waiheke Island's most gorgeous beaches. This iconic event has been going for over 100 years and just gets better and better. It's all about the classic pleasures of a Kiwi day out on the beach with the fun of the races and competitions. Pack up your friends and family, take an early Sealink or Fullers ferry and come to Waiheke for the best free day out in Auckland.

The annual Sealegs Exhibition Races is the highlight for many – it is a sight you'll see nowhere else in the world. Watch the largest fleet of passionate Sealegs Amphibians race each other on land and sea. Plus, there's all the excitement of the horse and tractor race and new this year, the Waka Ama Race and the roaring Thundercats race. Fashionistas young and old compete for the Fullers Fashionon the Foreshore competition and the Uniformed Services challenge is extremely competitive. Support the day by bidding on the Silent Auction.

A race day just isn't the same without the excitement of a flutter. Buy one of the race packs which contains a full race programme and tickets for the Tote. You've got to be in to win! It's the best family day out you'll have this summer, there are loads of activities for the kids. You can choose to watch or join in - just don't miss out!

The Sealegs Onetangi Beach Races is organised and run by Rotary Waiheke. Funds raised are used to support local projects and charities on Waiheke Island and further afield. The event is supported by the naming rights sponsor Sealegs and Gold Sponsors Sealink and Fullers.